Flashing is the process of writing a firmware image (and the root file-system) to the memory of an Android device

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Samsung note 8 n5110, adb sideload <filename>

I have a soft-or-hard bricked Samsung Note 8, n5110 and now would like to rebuild it to a somewhat workable state. The device has a flaky power-charging system and may not be worth repairing. I use ...
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What does “Archive does not contain 'android-something.txt'” mean?

So I am trying to flash my OnePlus One with CM12s through fastboot on command prompt, but whenever I type fastboot update romname.zip I am presented with: archive does not contain 'android-info.txt' ...
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Samsung Fascinate - Custom recovery without USB

I have a Samsung Fascinate that has a faulty USB connection. No computer / cable connection will recognize that there is a USB connection, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and using ADB and "lsusb". ...
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Do I still need to install GAPPS if I want to use the new Cyanogenmod Android 5.0 rom?

I was just about to flash the latest the build for Cyanogenmod, but then I remembered from past phones where I flashed new ROMs, that I needed to install the latest Google Apps file. However, when I ...
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Can I install software update after flashing custom ROM?

I have a MOTOX XT1052 and have flashed a custom ROM. I got a Sytem Update and downloded it. To install, its going to TWRP interface and I am not able to install the update. So, I have rebooted the ...
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Flash CM on encrypted phone running stock Android

My Nexus 4 is currently running an encrypted Android 5.1. Now I want to flash CM12. Can CM access my Data after flashing or do I need to remove the encryption before flashing?
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Heimdall error libusb error: -12

I have installed the C++ redistributables, but everytime I try flashing ClockworkMod Recovery, it fails with an libusb error: -12 C:\Users\new1\Desktop>heimdall detect Device detected ...
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Error Sideloading Android L

I am trying to update my Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi to Android 5.0 with adb sideload. I get this error: Finding update package... Opening update package... Verifying update package... E:footer is wrong ...
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Camera not able to connect

I rooted my Micromax canvas HD phone and flashed a ROM. After which if I click on the camera app it says that it cannot connect to camera. This is only for back camera, the front camera works fine. ...
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Flashing huawei firmware

I flashed huawei ascend g6-u10 from KitKat b330 to jb b146. This build has some problem like it didn't activate custom version. I decided to go back to original build 135. But during install it will ...
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How does IMEI Survives Data Reset [closed]

NVRAM Remains in data partition. Then why IMEI is not lost after data reset?
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Install Samsung Galaxy S5 system on Star Note 3 (Samsung device clone)

I had bought a Japanese phone that seems to be rooted, but the Android version of the root is very buggy. So, I wanted to change it to the system of the Galaxy S5. I was wondering was it possible? I ...
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When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing?

When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing? Say I were to be manually flashing each img in the zip of a factory image. Why one way or another? Do certain .img's need to be erased first? I ...
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How can I completely remove all files from the device

I recently installed a custom rom over my Android after flashing, removing all user data and wiping dalvik cahe etc. But after installing it I ind out that the old files are still there such whatsapp ...
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Wipe tablet and install new ROM

I have the Galaxy S Wifi 5 Player, I have a rooted ROM I installed more than a year ago. I completely forgot the process of ROM installation and I hope someone can sum up a checklist so I don't find ...
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Install Vanilla Android Lollipop on Insignia Flex 8" NS-14T002

I have an Insignia Flex 8" NS-14T002 tablet which I have successfully rooted using KingoRoot. The device is currently running Android 4.4.2 KitKat stock ROM provided by the manufacturer. I wish to ...
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Flash a different region ROM

I have a Moto X 1st gen. The model is XT1060 (60 means Verizon US version). I want to flash the XT1053 version of the phone (the US Retail version without bloatware) on it with RSD Lite. Basically, ...
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How to a flash the rom.zip file to my Android phone?

I extracted the rom.zip from the HTC RUU installation and I want to flash it to my phone. In case it matters, it is an HTC Desire HD, rooted with Cyanomod and ClockMod Recovery on it. All I want is ...
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need help asap storage and file transfer problem - nexus 5

hey i have a nexus 5 and a mac book pro, the nexus 5 is running android L - build number LPV79 and my mac book pro is running the most up to date software, I've installed a really bad rom on my phone ...
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I installed bad android ROM now phone is screwed over :( any help?

Some time ago now I installed an unstable android ROM which I thought was a stock ROM (but it wasn't) so now that I have this crappy ROM on my phone, my camera doesn't work, I can't access all my ...
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E:failed to verify whole-file signature

I have the original Samsung firmware on my Galaxy Mega 5.8 It doesn't have any of the Google Apps on it, so I decided to flash the G-apps. I got into recovery mode, and selected the appropriate ...
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How to flash TAB 900 Android Tablet

I have Sunstech TAB 900 tablet, and it ships with Android 4.0. I want to install Android Lollipop on it. I have tried to use "apply update from external storage", but it gives me "E: Short write of ...
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Custom ROM for SM-N900T with Miracast support [duplicate]

What is a ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (T-Mobile) that supports Miracast? I should be able to install the ROM via a custom recovery (I am using TWRP) without the use of ODIN.
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Alcatel One Touch pop c3 - Android options?

I recently got an Alcatel One Touch pop c3, it came with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The phone is OK, but I don't get any updates beyond Jelly Bean, which is a little frustrating to me. I'd like to ...
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How to unlock Sony Xperia Z1C bootloader?

Is there any way in which i could unlock it if it isnt officially supported? I've managed to get the XZdualrecovery working...
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No SIM card detected after installing new ROM

I probably did some mistake which I don't know how to solve. After I installed a new ROM I get message: Slot 1: No SIM card detected Slot 2: No SIM card detected „SIM management“ is ...
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Nexus 5 Stock Recovery Images [closed]

I have been searching for quite a while and can't find anywhere to download JUST the STOCK google android recoveries for Nexus 5. I'm looking for the LMY47I recovery.img to be specific. I dont see why ...
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Root “Nexus 5” Android 4.4 kitkat to install custom rom? [duplicate]

What is the best guide to root the "Nexus 5" 4.4 Kitkat version? There seem to be so many guides and I'm not sure which one is the easiest and quickest to follow. Also when rooted, where can I get ...
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Lost all my contacts after flashing custom rom (sg2)

I got a Galaxy S2 as an upgrade from my HTC Hero around January this year. My phone contacts have always been synced to my Gmail account and the backup worked since I got all my contacts on my SGS2 ...
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Which files are responsible for digitizer (touch interface) in m906gd tablet?

I got a m906gd tablet from the junk closet. Manufacturer isn't listed on the case. Android was broken (corrupted), so I figured I'd flash and fix it. Since no manufacturer is listed, I tried to find ...
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Flashing CM 10.2 to 11 TWRP flash not working

Background Today and yesterday I tried to upgrade my HTC One X+ from CM 10.2 to CM 11. I knew from before that if I use the build-in updater (Settings-->About phone-->CyanogenMod updates), it ...
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Flash vanilla (AOSP) Android ROM on Xiaomi Redmi

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Is it possible to flash a vanilla (AOSP) Android ROM? This MIUI is annoying me. I have a few bugs which come from MIUI and I want to flash a vanilla ROM but always when I ...
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Lenovo A806s rom [duplicate]

Can anyone help me get a rom download copy for a lenovo A806s,it was deleted by mistake and I'm hoping some body has same phone, any help greatly appreciated, Christy
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Can't find stock 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM for Moto G [duplicate]

I have been unable to locate any stock ROMs for my phone. Dose anyone happen to know where I could find a stock 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM for the Moto G? Please don't link me to here as the link is dead: ...
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Safe to upgrade Note 4 / SM-N910C to Lollipop while ignoring the CSC?

I bought a Note 4 (N910C) few days ago. Exact model (taken from here -- http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/download/39468/N910CXXU1ANK5_N910CGBL1ANK1_GBL/ ): Product code: GBL PDA: N910CXXU1ANK5 ...
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Problems with “gapps” stoped, factory reset doesn't work

Huawei Ascend G300 - Android 4.0.3: The phone has a problem with the "gapps" says the applications all the time that the Google play, Whatsapp, twitter, facebook stops working stop. try to make a ...
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Sony Xperia E1 D2005 Custom Recovery&CustomROM Flashing?

I want to flash a custom ROM and install custom recovery; but when I enter ROMmanager (my device is rooted) and try to install CRW or TWRP it says "custom recovery does not support D2005 (sony xperia ...
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(SP Flash Tool) Recovery.img file too large and causes region overlap message. Safe to Proceed?

I am trying to root my Micromax Canvas Colors 2 A120 running KitKat 4.4.2 using the SP Flash Tools. During the flashing of a recovery after selecting the Scatter File for my device (I created the ...
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Unable to install CyanogenMod on Galaxy S2 i777

I'm trying to use ROM Manager to install the cm-10.1.3 ROM on my phone, but I'm getting the following error (from recovery.log): -- Installing: /sdcard/bluetooth/cm-10.1.3-i777.zip Finding update ...
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Flash motoboot.IMG without computer

I need to upgrade my bootloader for lollipop, problem is my laptop is being repaired at the moment... Is there any way I can flash motoboot.img without a computer? I have root, Philz advanced ...
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Flashing ROMs means Installing zipped apps?

My sister and I have Galaxy S4 and a Galaxy S3. Along the time of usage we have only downloaded common apps like social apps and games. We've never downloaded any system-related apps such as those ...
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Nexus 5 Project Abacus - Flash with another ROM?

I purchased a Nexus 5 phone on eBay and it seems to be a "Project Abacus" phone. This phone is used to monitor user data to improve future versions of android. But thing is, it won't update to ...
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Blank screen after logo

I was trying to install a custom ROM in a THL T11 from needrom.com. I managed to get into the recovery mode and wipe cache. However, I got somehow into the «ADB» menu and couldn't get out. I pulled ...
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CM12 Nexus 4 (Mako) GAPPS failing to flash, error: Status 7

I'm using a rooted, unlocked Nexus 4 with TWRP. I succesfully flashed CM12 but whenever I try to flash GAPPS it fails with error code: Status 7. Which GAPPS.zip should I be using for a Lollipop Nexus ...
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Install Google Play Store on ROM without Google apps

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S3 and flashed SlimKat's 4.4 ROM and it has no Google Play. When I downloaded GAPPS, it says "Cannot open file" when attempting to open. How can I install the gapps.zip?
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Error in installing lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung s2 (19105p) pluse

Im trying to install lollipop on my Samsung s2 pluse (19105p). But at installing time got a error in " E:failed to verify whole-file signatures "
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Using Odin to flash a custom rom

Nearly bricked my Samsung Epic Touch 4G. Managed to boot into Odin Mode with a USB jig. I'm back where I started now and need to re-evaluate what to do next. The phone is rooted, won't see the SD ...
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Nexus 4 boot loop issue and device ADB not found when phone is on animation screen

Yesterday I saw in my nexus 4 all applications were getting crashed, so I tried to restart my phone. When I turned it back on, it got stuck in the boot animation. I cancelled the boot, and tried to ...
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How to flash a custom recovery with heimdall (without touching the main system)?

The first recommended step in the installation of CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S is flashing a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or the one from Replicant with a command like: heimdall flash ...
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Is there a way to revert an android version update without flashing a ROM?

I'm not very familiar with the Android system, but I recently updated my phone from 5.0.1 to 5.1. Unfortunately, one of the games I play doesn't support 5.1 yet, so I would like to revert to 5.0.1. ...